Australia's wide open spaces have gaps that standard telecommunications systems cannot cover. With this in mind, when you need to keep in touch for business, family or emergency, a Satellite phone from UHF Comms will keep you in touch.
The Satellite Phone Subsidy Scheme
is an Australian Government initiative to help people living or working outside of terrestrial mobile phone coverage to purchase satellite mobile phones.
Information for phone purchasers
- You must NOT have already purchased a satellite phone before your approval comes through - only new purchases are qualified for the Subsidy.
- Eligible consumers include individuals, small businesses, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, Indigenous corporations, emergency service organisations, health organisations and educational institutions.
- Eligible applicants must spend 180 days over a two year period outside of terrestrial mobile phone coverage.
- The application must be approved before the phone is purchased. Note: The subsidy is paid to dealers, who deduct it from the retail price of the phone to consumers.
- To claim the subsidy, you must sign up with a provider and provide the dealer with proof of connection and your provider allocated phone number.
Please download a copy of the Subsidy form here. Please answer ALL questions and sign and date where asked. Businesses MUST use their entity name and NOT trading name.
Coverage maps provided by carriers provide more detailed information on 3G and GSM mobile phone services in Australia.
If you have any questions regarding the Subsidy, please contact us and we will be glad to help.
The Iridium 9555 satellite phone is compact, light, and easy to use but with industrial-grade ruggedness—and it’s connected to the only truly global mobile communications network.
Rugged and reliable
The Iridium 9555 is engineered to withstand the world’s toughest environments, so the world’s toughest customers can depend on it as a critical lifeline wherever need takes them.
The Iridium 9555 is not only the smallest phone Iridium has ever made, it’s also the most powerful. With a significantly reduced footprint from our previous phone, more hand-friendly form factor, and aerodynamic features such as an internally stowed antenna, this sleek handset is designed to easily go wherever you go.
In addition to the features Iridium customers have come to expect from our trusted satellite phones, the Iridium 9555 also incorporates innovations such as an integrated speakerphone, improved SMS and email messaging capabilities, and an upgraded mini-USB data port.
The Thuraya SO-2510 handset is powerful and compact, offering total convenience and mobility. Weighing just 130g, the Thuraya SO-2510 is the smallest and lightest satellite handset available.
While compact, the Thuraya SO-2510 is also powerful. It provides the convenience and mobility of uninterrupted border-to-border satellite communication across Thuraya’s coverage area spanning more than 140 countries across Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Voice and data
With the Thuraya SO-2510, you can make voice calls, plus send or receive SMS messages,faxes and data. The Thuraya SO-2510 is GmPRS enabled and enables you to easily send/receive emails and browse the web. Used with your connected laptop, access the internet at download/upload speeds of 60/15 kbps. Fax and data speeds are 9.6 kbps.
GPS navigation services
The Thuraya SO-2510 enables you to find waypoints quickly and safely with its in-built GPS navigation functionality.
The Thuraya SO-2510 supports 12 languages, including: Arabic, English, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu.
The Thuraya SG-2520 is a smart 3-in-1 integrated handset with satellite, GSM tri-band and GPS functionality and provides seamless mobility beyond land-based telecommunication systems. In GSM mode you can make and receive calls in all GSM areas with 900, 1800 or 1900 MHz frequencies. If you are outside the GSM coverage area you can make and receive calls from any destination within Thuraya’s coverage area spanning 140 countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Thuraya SG-2520 is the first satellite phone with Bluetooth allowing hands free operations.The GPS feature in your Thuraya SG-2520 is a powerful tool for navigation and personal security, providing reliable, accurate global positioning information.
Quite simply, it’s the world’s smartest satellite phone.
The dual-mode satellite and GSM functionality of the Thuraya SG-2520 enables you to roam onto the networks of GSM providers. Using a Thuraya SIM card with GSM mode selected on your handset, you can make calls using our GSM partner networks, comprising more than 270 providers across 140 countries. You can also use the SIM card of a GSM partner in your Thuraya handset, allowing you to make and receive calls via an existing GSM phone number.
Thuraya SG-2520 offers superior GPS navigation capabilities enabling you to find locations and reach destinations quickly and safely.
Thuraya SG-2520 is the first satellite mobile phone with Bluetooth feature.
Thuraya SG-2520 supports a variety of applications based on Java (J2ME).
Mobile satellite Internet
Thuraya SG-2520 is GmPRS- enabled with an internal micro browser for convenient Internet access, enabling you to send and receive information at speeds of up to 60/15 kbps (download/upload).
Specialists in satellite communications, SatCom Global provides solutions to worldwide communications issues around the globe. Having offices in the UK, USA, Middle East, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore enables us to offer all our customers unsurpassed 24/7 worldwide support.
With so many areas in the world suffering from poor telecommunications infrastructure and only limited cellular coverage, there's a need for a reliable means of keeping in touch, not just by voice, but also fax and email.
Supplying air-time for Horizon, Inmarsat Land, Inmarsat Maritime, Iridium, Thuraya, SDN Global VSAT as well as Satellite Equipment Accessories and Legacy Products, Satcom Global also has an experienced airtime billing department, providing 24x7 activation and support service, billing services and fast, efficient response to all airtime queries.
UHF Comms is proud to offer Satcom Global air-time packages for all our Satellite Phones.
Telstra Mobile Satellite is a mobile phone solution which uses unique Iridium™ Satellite technology to deliver a portable voice and data phone service in the remotest locations around Australia.
The developers of the Iridium Satellite System used the familiar GSM mobile network as the model for their satellite network therefore physically, a Telstra Mobile Satellite handset looks and works like a terrestrial mobile phone, except it is slightly bigger with more powerful batteries. The coverage area serviced by the 66 orbiting Iridium satellites is virtually Australia wide.
Telstra has designed a range of access plans from which you can choose and the Iridium designed handsets come with a wide range of useful accessories to make calling from a vehicle, boat, or on foot, as simple and convenient as possible.